Machine Attendant

Johns Manville

Johns Manville

Waterville, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Who We Are

Johns Manville is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality insulation and commercial roofing, along with glass fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. Our products are used in a wide variety of industries including building products, aerospace, automotive and transportation, filtration, commercial interiors, waterproofing and wind energy.

A proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, we serve customers in more than 80 countries around the globe. We are committed to delivering positive and powerful experiences, because we are successful only when our employees and customers thrive. We are passionate, we care about people, we perform at a superior level, and we protect others and our environments.

The base hourly rate for this position is $19.75

Johns Manville is committed to delivering positive and powerful experiences, because we are successful only when our employees and customers thrive. We are passionate, we care about people, we perform at a superior level, and we protect others and our environments.

If you have a background or interest in manufacturing, we are hiring a full-time Machine Attendant at our Waterville, OH location.

The Waterville plant manufactures fiberglass for a diverse range of products and end-use applications. This operation makes products for battery separators, filtration grade papers, roofing, glass mats, wall boards, plastic reinforcements compounds, molds, carpet, flooring, battery, and facer markets plus a wide variety of specialty use glass papers for medical and environmental applications also used in transportations, commercial, defense and aerospace applications.

As a Machine Attendant, you will be responsible for communicating with previous shift, discuss production status and any mechanical problems that have occurred, operating equipment, performing quality control inspections, and problem solving to ensure the safe and smooth operation of people, equipment, and product.

Must have the flexibility to work any shift, including rotating, weekends, holidays, and overtime.

Your Day to Day:

  • Always use safe work practices, follow all safety rules and procedures, immediately report any hazardous conditions, and fully participate in safety programs.
  • Wear all personal protective equipment as required by management, including but not limited to all or some of the following: protective shoes, glasses, ear plugs, bump cap or hard hat, gloves, dust mask, or respirator.

What You Bring to the Team:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend instructions.
  • Open availability for shift

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and communicate accurately with coworkers. The employee will frequently engage in repetitive motions. The employee must frequently, lift, push or pull 50 pounds and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Visual acuity is required to work around and with machinery including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


  • Communicate with previous shift: discuss production status and any mechanical problems that have occurred.
  • Obtain required amount of fiber to be tested and prepare according to given test procedure per product. Weigh and measure amount accordingly to nearest gram.
  • Run test on multiple samples simultaneously. Place sample with water in blender and run for given time period. Dump sample into tester, fill with water, and set timer. Record drain time. Discard sample and clean tester screen.
  • Enter test results into computer. Retest when results are out of spec. Notify Machine Attendant and Operators if out of spec results persist.
  • Monitor collection of fiber and troubleshoot as needed. Use knife to remove accumulated fiber from mandrels and place on table. Inspect fiber for discrepancies. Place fiber in fiber bins. Operate machine controls to alter between mandrels as needed.
  • Transport fiber bins to scale in order to weigh bins. Transport full 50lb fiber bins to baler area.
  • Adjust speed and suction rate on machines, as needed, using equipment controls. Monitor collection screens and change air whips as needed. Document any mechanical discrepancies. Notify supervisor of any torn or damaged screens.
  • Maintain clean work area. Sweep and operate vacuum system as needed. Vacuum in and around machines. Sharpen knives as needed.
  • Provide relief for others during breaks.
  • Train new or less experienced workers as directed by supervisor.
  • Load fiber bales onto pallets with same product. Ensure bales are properly labeled. Tape down top slip-sheets.
  • Enter required info into computer including fiber bin number, the bailing room, spooler initials, baler initials, and fiber check number.
  • Transport full pallets to the shrink wrapper. Load pallets and label accordingly.
  • Receive fiber bins and load contents into baler. Monitor bailing process and ensure proper bags, labels, etc are being used per product code. Feed bales through the metal detector and troubleshoot discrepancies as needed. Operate sealer to secure bags.
  • Remove fiber sample as require per product. Place in bag and set aside for fiber-check inspection.
  • Record bale number, product code, and weight of each bale.

Please Keep in Mind

If you do not meet 100% of these requirements, we at JM still want to hear from you. So, if you are interested in the role, we encourage you to apply so we can learn how your skills and talents can contribute to our team.


Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation and also provides paid sick and parental leave for eligible employees.

Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts; health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs.

Diversity & Inclusion

Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company and our communities. Our D&I council is composed of employees from locations across North American & Europe who meet regularly and work to promote and foster an environment of inclusion. Born from our D&I council is our network of employee resource groups (ERGs) that are focused on supporting diverse communities in the workplace. Review more about our diversity & inclusion initiatives on JM’s Career page.

Incumbent must be physically able to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.